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Burton Snowboards Reviews

Updated January 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Amazing work environment and passionate co-workers (in 9 reviews)

  • The company culture is a huge part of working for Burton - so much so that it was specifically part of our goals until recently (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours are the norm, travel is hefty depending on your role (in 8 reviews)

  • The low pay forces the majority of the people that work there to stay 28 forever (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Company to work for. Fun culture.

    Cons

    It sucks being stuck in Chicago surrounded by snowboard equipment.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company. Fantastic co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Snowboarding and relaxed work environment. lots of dogs

    Cons

    senior management and lots of ego and inner circle of "frat boy style" drug use in Senior Management.

    Advice to Management

    ... humility and honestly.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic, Fear-Driven Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Give younger people a shot at career advancement. Equal opportunity for women. Good ratio of women:men. especially for the sporting goods/winter sports industry

    Cons

    Toxic culture. cliques and their power were ridiculous. culture of fear. Every spring, beware "the culling". who wants to work in an environment like that? Most people there think they, the company, and the brand are WAY cooler than they truly are.

    Advice to Management

    Change.
    Everything.
    Your company will eventually die being run this way.


  4. "Great place to work with great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free seasons pass and co workers that are engagaed.

    Cons

    Long days, retail team doesn’t care about the employees in it


  5. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burton Snowboards part-time

    Pros

    Solid employment discounts and flexible schedule if part time.

    Cons

    Unorganized restock that takes hours to go through

    Advice to Management

    Less Clearance items on the floor.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant store manager for Burton in high-volume outlet mall: Managing 10-15 sales associates / all store ops."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Wrentham, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Wrentham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Generous discount, lots of PTO, snowboarding passes, yearly company party at Jake's house (for those lucky enough to get work off).

    Cons

    Very underpaid and poorly rewarded/recognized for accomplishments. Health benefits suck. Everyone's role in my department mandated many additional responsibilities to company, other stores, projects, etc that were unrelated to our daily responsibilities to our stores. These tasks warrant designated additional positions including, but not limited to Visual Merchandising, Inventory Management, Local Marketing, training and interviewing staff for other locations, building training materials (no official training program for ANY retail job).

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Cigna. Work with management AND individuals to reevaluate your "job titles" to manage workflow more effectively and ensure fair compensation. Consider an internal communication tool like Slack in lieu of email to engage teams, improve accountability, monitor progress, and communicate with individuals who don't have access to company email.


  7. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vail, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vail, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the people, brilliant vibe

    Cons

    None whatsoever, loved this place

    Advice to Management

    Keep rocking!

  8. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Burton Snowboards full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, relaxed but professional culture.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than average. Long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within more frequently to improve employee retention.


  9. "Burton Soho NY Flagship Store"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Burton Snowboards full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits for an hourly employee. Matching 401K, FSA, etc

    Cons

    Typical issues that plague working in retail


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place for experience but not a stable place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experiences to be had and a great group of people to work with. If you are looking to learn for a year this is your place.

    Cons

    No direction, zero stability, lots of finger pointing. If you like to blame people, get told you are wrong and get zero credit for good work this is your place.


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